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  • Hoof oil for badly cracked heals on horses

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    09-26-2012, 10:53 PM
  #11
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Carriagegirl23    
I actually got that advise from several reputable farriers and veterinarians. The bleach is for thrush and motor oil is for cracked heels. I have used the bleach a few times on thrush and it works great. As for the motor oil, Im not sure on that. I have complete trust in everyone of the people I talked to for a response. =) To each his own.

Well I don't own any motor oil so I wont be trying that. I've heard of bleech but I have a hard enough time keeping the purple thrushbuster off myself.
     
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    09-26-2012, 10:59 PM
  #12
Yearling
Their is also some stuff called rain maker. It works great, but is pricey. I would stay away from bleach and motor oil. If you wouln't use it on yourself, don't put it on your horse. At least that's my theory. Go with vasaline, honey, or apple cider vinager, Also the udder balm you spoke of should work as well.
     
    09-26-2012, 11:05 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Hehe I use valsoline on my lips and cuticles and my nose when I have a cold so I know it works well. I'm not giving Lizzy my own stuff at home so I will grab more. I already have the vinegar so I'm good there.

No rain in our forecast for at least another week ugh.
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    09-28-2012, 02:19 AM
  #14
Trained
When I see a spot of thrush, I pick, brush, and then rinse the sole w the hose. Then spray lysol (the really stinky red kind that you dilute a few ounces into a gallon), scrub, and rinse again until it is super clean. I alternate lysol w proviodone day to day. After either "santizing" treatement, I put the standard desenex/triple antibiotic salve on it or neem oil cut w vaseline or glycerin...either of which I am sure would work as a moisture and antifungal barrier for cracks, too. I am sure what others have mentioned works just as well...that is just what I do, it works well and it will not kill live tissue.
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    09-28-2012, 10:02 AM
  #15
Green Broke
Ok so I did the cidar vinegar last night and now question time....When I spray it on and it hits the crevace at the corner of the frog it makes this sizzle sound but it doesn't do that when I spray on the cracks...Does this mean it's killing bacteria like with peroxide? Or is it just weird?

After her shoes come off next week it will be alot easier to clean her hoof. I'm still not used to these shoes. Her backs need the frogs cut back badly, it is getting very hard to pick them out.
     

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